Sabine und Michael


A natural, cultural approach

G-2 Blühende Geschichten. I have created some embedded stories, which I am calling Blühende Geschichten for your classes. I have seen some real improvement in reading skills as a result. How am I using these stories? This year I am projecting the stories for all to see right before taking a quiz on a particular chapter. I have students translate the main stories (which turn red on subsequent pages). Then we guess the meanings of any new vocabulary/expressions that come up in the stories.


G-2-1 Blühende Geschichte                                         G-2-5 Blühende Geschichte

G-2-2 Blühende Geschichte                                        G-2-6 Blühende Geschichte

G-2-3 Blühende Geschichte                                        G-2-7 Blühende Geschichte

G-2-4 Blühende Geschichte                                        G-2-8 Blühende Geschichte


G-2 Click for Melanie Bruyer's Learning Targets.

G-2 Click for Kathrin Walter's school website. She has a lot of my vocabulary and stories on audio files with very clear pronunciation.

G-2 Click for a handy alphabet site.

G-2 Click for the MfG video by die Fantastischen Vier. Warning: Some acronyms are inappropriate, although the use of the alphabet is really helpful. The "real" video is even more inappropriate for classroom usage.


G-2 Preliminary notes. Here is my lecture on the German alphabet:

G-2 Preliminary Notes: Alphabet (Teaching4Girls)

Click to have your students create a German e-card greeting. Great idea!

G-2-1 Gibt die Hand. Click for the Beatles' Komm, gib mir deine Hand okay, it's a tribute band. The real deal is copyright protected.

G-2 Click for a simplified explanation of Grimm's Law.

G-2-1 Wie Geht's? Perfekt!

G-2-1 Click for Pam Pennington's extended story.

G-2-1 Click for Biljana Gorgioka's Powerpoint.

G-2-2 Click for Biljana Gorgioska's Powerpoint.

G-2-1 Gibt die Hand. Possible movie talk.

G-2-2 Click for Pam Pennington's extended story.

G-2-2 Click for Melanie Bruyers' boyfriend story.

G-2-3. Click for the Fräulein Wunder channel.

G-2-3. Click for Pam Pennington's R.A.F. T. story.

G-2-4 Extended Reading: Titanic.

G-2-4 Click for Biljana Gorgioska's Powerpoint.

G-2-5 Click for Biljana Gorgioska's Powerpoint.

G-2-5 Alt und Jung by Paul Klee

G-2-5 Hässlich und Schön by Ben Vautier

G-2-4 & G-2-5 Click for Pam Pennington's combined story.

G-2-5 Click for Pam Pennington's extended story.

G-2-5 Click for Pam Pennington's second extended story.

G-2-6 Click for Biljana Gorgioska's Powerpoint

G-2-6 & G-2-7 Click for Pam Pennington's combined story.

G-2-6 Click for Pam Pennington's extended story.

G-2-6 Click for a cartoon about the extended story.

G-2-6 Groß oder klein.

G-2-7 Ruft (oder schreit).

G-2-8 Click for Biljana Gorgioska's Powerpoint.

Tokio Hotel

G-2-8. Wie spät ist es?

G-2 Martin Luther Rap. Good historical references! Caution: Might be perceived as sacrilegious.

G-2 Hier stehe ich. A fine performance by Ralph Fiennes.

G-2. Click for a short bio on Martin Luther.

G-2. Click for an English translation of the 95 theses.

G-2 Ich bin ein Berliner speech with other historical footage.

G-2 Tear down this wall.

G-2 Click for a handy site about the Berlin Wall.

G-2. Click for another handy site.

G-2. Click for another handy site.

G-2. Sample oral

G-2. Click for a Powerpoint I use when reading through the first story of Hilde und Günter: Der Fall der gestohlene Uhr.

G-2. Click for a practice review sheet I use with the class.

G-2-4 Click for my tutoring sheet.

G-2-6 Click for my tutoring sheet.

G-2 Click for an "active reading" culture sheet.

G-2. Cute review song.

G-2-6. Wie sieht sie aus? Baby, du siehst gut aus by Bakkushan